As you may recall, our computer has been acting up for some time. I have come to realize that a new computer will be moving up on the priority list fairly soon. It’s hard to make that decision when you’re faced with completing a new kitchen floor that is halfway finished, preparing for a Thanksgiving road trip for a 90th year birthday celebration for Thommmee’s mom, and then of course Christmas is right around the corner. We’ve been limping along between two ailing laptops for a while now. Both of them have their own quirks and problems. I have spent hours on the phone with our internet service provider trying to resolve some of the issues but….the bottom line is, we need a new computer.
I recently commented that the public library have computers available at no charge but somehow….. the inconvenience of trotting down there is, well frankly… inconvenient! I do rely on my fancy little smartphone for most things but for blogging it just doesn’t cut it. It makes a person wonder how we got along without such necessities for so long, dosen’t it? Games, email, searching, blogging….. If you are a blogger it’s rather important, I think.
Life offers highs and lows and in actuality this is not the end of the world. I have certainly been blessed with more ups than downs so my complaint is really just a moment of voiced inconvenience. Sometimes it is the frustrations of ordinary life that get the best of us!
I cannot believe that it has been one year since I started my blog!
I am so excited!
When I started my blog I thought it would focus on crafting with a few thoughts on parenting thrown in. Maybe I would share my retirement journey. Yes, it has turned out to be these things and much more than I ever expected! I never thought I would be cooking and sharing my successes and failures in the kitchen. I never knew that I would retire so soon after beginning this blog or that retirement would be so much fun! I had no idea what was waiting behind the next corner. I am even learning from my mistakes.
As I look over a year of blogging, I am astonished how much time I spent sharing my experiences. I am thrilled to have met so many interesting bloggers from all over the world and touched by the support I have received from the blogging community. I am thrilled to read about places I will probably never see. I am smiling when I see how many of my family and friends have supported my blog both publicly and privately.
I think what I was most surprised to find out is how much I have learned from other bloggers. There have been wonderful crafting projects, some fabulous recipes, new ideas, places, cultures, and opinions-the list is endless!
I have some big plans this next year. Sewing projects is actually where I spend most of my time. I am busy making curtains, refashioning some clothing, stitching up bags, pillows, and other things that interest me.
In a recent conversation with my sister, I mentioned that retirement (and age, I guess) have allowed me the freedom to spend time on things that interest me and doing things that I enjoy. I don’t want to waste a moment. Funny how that works!
You may have noticed that I recently changed the format of my blog. Technical difficulties caused this change. I was thinking about a new look anyway so it all worked out. I guess my biggest challenge has been the technical aspects of the blog itself. I have anguished over how to do simple things like show the like buttons or add another page. I still struggle but somehow I even enjoy this aspect of blogging.
Most of all this blog is something I enjoy. Thank you for joining me-both new friends and old friends-on this excursion. I look forward to this next year with excited anticipation of my continued journey.